Adsorption dynamics of toluene in a packed bed charged with the polymeric adsorbent

Jae Hoon Choung, Young Whan Lee, Dae Ki Choi, Sung Hyun Kim

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Experimental and theoretical studies were made on the adsorption of toluene by polymeric adsorbent in an isothermal condition of 298K. A mathematical model was developed to simulate the column dynamics of a pure adsorption system. To represent the mass-transfer rate inside the adsorbent particle, the linear driving-force approximation model was applied. By optimizing the breakthrough curve data with a dynamic model, an empirical correlation was proposed to represent the overall mass-transfer rate for the toluene-polymeric adsorbent system. The result with this correlation, which is a function of the partial pressures for adsorbate and interstitial bulk fluid velocities, showed that the prediction agreed well with the experimental data of breakthrough curves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-91
Number of pages15
JournalSeparation Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Filtration and Separation


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